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Erica Galindo
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Last edited on: February 15, 2012.

Today I am highlighting shift dresses. It can be tricky tofind just the right one for your body silhouette so here are a few tips to help!

I LOVE dresses or coordinated skirt/blouse outfits!  They are a no-brainer on those days when you just don’t want to think about what to wear. Throw it on and you feel terrific!  I also love the simplicity of it.  We all need to have at least one of these!

Today I am highlighting shift dresses.  These classics have a beautiful columnar cut and no defined waist.  It can be tricky to find just the right one for your body silhouette, so here are a few tips to help!

If you have a large bust focus on vertical or diagonal darts and a slight A-line will help balance your body symmetry.  As always, try to avoid upper body details (like ruffles) that draw more attention to your bust line.

If you have a tummy (like me) look for a cut that is neither tight, nor boxy.  Your dress is most flattering when it skims your outline.  Dark color blocking is great for slimming your midsection.  Details at the neckline or hemline will further direct the focus away from your tummy!

If you have full hips and thighs, the A-line is perfect for you!  Vertical lines always elongate your body.  Lining is a plus as you have a smoother look, overall.

If you have a straight figure, a shift dress with some detailing, whether it’s pleating, darts, a pattern or a lower neckline, adds curves and definition to your figure.  Avoid plain styles that are stiff or loose as they will add visual pounds.

Tokyo Soft Pink Lace Shift Dress,

Now to add the FUN!  Depending on your neckline, choose a bib necklace, a long strand or a pendant to SHINE your Style Essence.  Do you have a fave shift dress?

Blue Scallop Shift Dress,



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